Corbett, Ernest Bowyer

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Ernest Bowyer Corbett was born in Okato on May 7th 1898. A man of great integrity, E B Corbett took at active part in community life and was Chairman of the Oxford Road Dairy Co 1933 - 1949. He entered the national political arena in the early 1930s and was, for some years, Minister of Maori Affairs, retiring from public life in 1957. His deep love and respect for the Maori people continued throughout his life.
The collection relates to an article Ernest Corbett wrote in an unidentified magazine (possibly 'No Maori, No Tour' also included in collection) regarding the exclusion of Maori representatives on the 1960 All Black rugby tour of South Africa.

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1. newspaper clipping - re Mr E B Corbett's opinion on the New Zealand Rugby Union's decision to exclude Maori from the All Black team touring South Africa - undated - source unknown

2. Letter from Jim Henderson, to Mr Corbett writing is support of his article, 18th Feb 1960

3. Letter from R M Campbell, to Mr Corbett, congratulating his on the article. 19th Feb 1960

4. Letter from F Wall S.M., Catholic Presbytery, Island Bay, Wellington, to Mr Corbett, congratulations on the article. 19th Feb 1960

5. Booklet, 'No Maoris, No Tour; New Zealand Protests 1959-60', published by Citizens All Black Tour Association, April 1960. An account of the history and progress of the protest movement in New Zealand against exclusion of Maori players from the 1960 New Zealand Rugby team to tour South Africa.

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